Natural & Environmental Sciences Department

Department Head: Kevin Alexander
Administrator: Lori Clement

Department Mailing Address:

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.2015
Fax:

Faculty

Kevin Alexander headshot
Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Phone: 970.943.3405
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143C
Robin A. Bingham headshot
Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Vermont, M.A., University of Colorado, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: 970.943.3355
Office Location: Hurst Hall 222
Holly  Brunkal headshot
Lecturer in Geology
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz, M.S., California State University, Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines
Phone: 970.943.2180
Office Location: Hurst Hall 018
Brad Burton headshot
Rady Chair in Petroleum Geology
B.S., Montana State University, M.S., Idaho State University, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Phone: 970.943.2252
Office Location: Hurst Hall 16A
James Coogan headshot
Adjunct Professor of Geology
B.S., College of William and Mary, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Phone: 970.943.3425
Office Location:
Jonathan Coop headshot
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of California–Santa Cruz, Biology, 1995, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Botany, 2005
Phone: 970.943.2565
Office Location: Kelley Hall 105
Brian Dalton headshot
Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Occidental College, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Phone: 970.943.2287
Office Location: Hurst Hall 132
Amy Ellwein headshot
Adjunct Professor in Geology
B.S., University of Minnesota, M.S., University of New Mexico, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Phone:
Office Location:
Robert Fillmore headshot
Professor of Geology
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.S., University of Northern Arizona, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Phone: 970.943.2650
Office Location: Hurst Hall 16B
Peter H. Gauss headshot
Professor of Biology
B.S., St. Joseph’s University , Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Phone: 970.943.2094
Office Location: Hurst Hall 238B
Steve Griggs headshot
Lecturer in Physics
B.A., Western Colorado University, B.S., Fort Hays State University, M.S., Western Governor's University
Phone:
Office Location: Hurst Hall 202
Dr. Shan Hays headshot
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Colorado, B.A., University of Colorado, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Phone: 970.943.2552
Office Location: Hurst Hall 238C
Amy Honan headshot
Biology Laboratory Coordinator
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.S., San Francisco State University, Ph.D. candidate , University of Washington, Seattle
Phone: 970.943.2437
Office Location: Hurst Hall 128A
Derek  D. Houston, Ph.D. headshot
Thornton Chair in Biology, Lecturer in Biology
B.S., Brigham Young University, M.S., Brigham Young University, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Phone: 970.943.2269
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143B
David M. Hyde headshot
Lecturer in Anthropology, MGES Instructor
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, M.A., Washington State University, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Phone: 970.943.2222
Office Location: Hurst Hall 031A
Chris Lee headshot
Assistant Professor in Biochemistry
B.A., Western Colorado University, Biology, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, Biological Sciences
Phone: 970.943.2256
Office Location: Hurst Hall 218
Patrick Magee headshot
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Colorado State University, M.S., University of Missouri, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Phone: 970.943.7121
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143A
David W. Marchetti headshot
Professor of Geology
B.A., State University of New York, College at Geneseo; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah.
Phone: (970) 943-2367
Office Location: Hurst Hall 224
John D. Mason headshot
Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., Colby College, M.S., University of California - Santa Cruz, Ph.D., University of California - Santa Cruz
Phone: 970.943.2142
Office Location: Hurst Hall 116
Emily McMahill, Pharm.D. headshot
Ferchau Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Western State College, Pharm.D., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Phone: 970.943.2311
Office Location: Hurst Hall 225
Jason E. Mullins headshot
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Clemson University, Ph.D., University of Montana
Phone: 970.943.3152
Office Location: Hurst Hall 204
Dale L. Orth headshot
Professor of Chemistry
B. A., Colorado College, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: 970.943.3437
Office Location: Hurst Hall 206
Cassandra L. Osborne headshot
Professor of Biology
B.S., Allegheny College, Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Phone: 970.943.3181
Office Location: Hurst Hall 238A
Elizabeth Petrie, Ph.D. headshot
Moncrief Chair in Petroleum Geology
B.S., University of New Mexico, M.S., Utah State University, Ph.D., Utah State University
Phone: 970.943.2117
Office Location: Hurst Hall 16D
Anne W. Ryter, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Beloit College, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: 970.943.7098
Office Location: Hurst Hall 208
Jarral W. Ryter headshot
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
B. S., Fort Lewis College, M. S. University of Colorado.
Phone: (970) 943-2875
Office Location: Hurst Hall 217A
Lynn L. Sikkink, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of Colorado; , M.A., University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Phone: 970.943.2062
Office Location: Hurst Hall 31C
John Sowell headshot
Emeritus Professor of Biology
B.S., University of California, Davis, Ph.D., University of Idaho
Phone: 970.943.2063
Office Location:
Mark Stiger, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of Colorado, M.A., University of Colorado, Ph.D., University of New Mexico.
Phone: 970. 943.2073
Office Location: Hurst Hall 25B
Allen Stork headshot
Professor of Geology
B.A., Pomona College, Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz
Phone: 970.943.3044
Office Location: Hurst Hall 16C
M. Suzanne Taylor headshot
Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Linfield College, M.S., University of New Mexico, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Phone: 970.943.2155
Office Location: Hurst Hall 118